Four diary entries from the Civil War document the evolution of holiday experiences of a soldier from Pennsylvania’s Coal Region.
In May 1927, Henry Keiser described the Coal Region towns where he grew up as they looked in the 1850s.
Keiser was fighting a potentially deadly illness and evading capture by advancing Confederate soldiers.
A recently revealed photograph sheds light on the Civil War experience of a Pennsylvania soldier.
Corporal Henry Keiser recorded the horrific events of May 10, 1864 in his Civil War diary.
Henry Keiser kept a diary through his service in the Civil War. Meet the man behind the diary that has appeared in dozens of books about America’s bloodiest conflict.
In their newly constructed winter quarters in Arlington, Virginia, the 96th Pennsylvania celebrates its first Christmas at war in 1861.
Sergeant Henry Keiser had escaped serious injury throughout the Civil War. His luck nearly ran out on October 19, 1864.
Sergeant Henry Keiser’s diary reveals a soldier’s perspective of the Civil War’s dramatic final moments.
Fire swept through Lykens in December 1900 and destroyed the offices of the town’s oldest newspaper